Friday, February 24, 2017

Youth Possibilities Program Volunteerism

Volunteerism is a regular part of CFNs Youth Possibilities Program (YPP) and this past week they lent a hand at Calgary's Mustard Seed. YPP is 21-week full-time program for youth (funded by The Government of Canada's Skills Link Program)  for immigrant youth, or first generation Canadians, who have not yet been successful in work or school in Canada.  Youth clients are supported to develop and begin to act on a career plan, to develop Life Skills and Employability Skills, and to practice their skills in a supported work placement with a local employer. With these supports, participants develop the skills to enter and succeed in the labour market.

Those in attendance will receive training in Group-based Employability Skills as well as a 12 week paid work experience program. Immigrant youth and refugees who face barriers to employment are supported to develop their employability, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills to a level where they can enter the labour market or engage in career-focused education.

A special thank you to the staff of the Mustard Seed for all the work they do for our community and for showing our young clients the importance of contributing to the well being of our city. For more information on the program visit our website.

YPP Volunteerism @ CFN from CFN Productions on Vimeo.

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